James Philips is the first person people see when they walk into Walmart and he has always greeted them with “Have a blessed day” until someone complained and he was silenced.
When Philips was told that as a Walmart employee he could not greet people with the phrase, the community became his mouthpiece.
“I wasn’t trying to start a movement, but I am very appreciative that people thought enough of me to stand up for me this way,” said Philips. “I want to just be one of the best greeters I know how to be.”
After a public outcry over the decision, Walmart caved. (Read more from “Walmart Orders Greeter to Stop Greeting” HERE)